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Tick Control and Prevention

Picutre of blacklegged and american dog and lone star ticks

Ticks carry pathogens that may cause disease. The three (3) most common ticks in Wisconsin for tick-borne diseases and the diseases these ticks may carry are below:

  • Blacklegged (deer or bear) Tick: Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Powassan Disease
  • American Dog (wood) Tick: Tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Lone Star Tick: Ehrlichiosis, Tularemia, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STAR)

You may view or print this Tick Identification Card which shows signs and symptoms of diseases caused by ticks in our area, prevention tips and how to remove a tick. If you would like printed copies, please call the Health Department at 715-839-4718.

In Wisconsin, preventative measures are especially needed during the months of April through October.

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